Here's the transcript:
[Video-game-like montage showing connection sprouting between New York and Pakistan. Heavy, ominious music. Kind of like an episode of "24"]
VOICEOVER: A call is placed from New York to a known terrorist in Pakistan. A terrorist plot may be unfolding. Should the government intercept that call?
["Access Denied" flashes on the screen]
Or wait until the paperwork is filed?
[Black and white of Nancy Johnson]
Nancy Johnson says "act immediately."
[Images of adorable children in suburban areas flash across the screen in rapid succession]
Lives may be at stake.
[Picture of Murphy appears on screen. This is probably the worst picture of Murphy ever taken. The voice starts to get a little agitated]
Liberal Chris Murphy says 'no.' Apply for a court warrant, even if valuable time is lost.
[Focus on Murphy]
Chris Murphy. Wrong on security. Wrong for America.
[Johnson appears with elderly veterans saluting something]
JOHNSON: I'm Nancy Johnson, and I approved this message.
Aren't those warrants retroactive? Can't the government get one after the call has already been intercepted? If I understand correctly, no time is actually wasted. What am I missing, here, folks?
This ad wavers between serious, powerful relevancy and campy weirdness. I kept waiting for someone to assign a mission to Solid Snake, or for Jack Bauer to do something improbable.
Murphy, on the other hand, is sticking with issues closer to home. He delivered the Democratic radio address on Sunday, and focused on Medicare: usually a strong point for Johnson.